Maintaining Plants in Autumn

protecting plantsAutumn is a wonderful time of the year. The extreme heat of summer finally begins to subside and the leaves start changing into a beautiful array of colors, signaling that winter is on its way. Nonetheless, once the nights start getting cooler, it is important that you also change up your routine to keep your plants healthy throughout the cold. For this reason, we’ll provide you with some important lawn, plant and landscaping maintenance tips to remember once the weather begins turning cold.

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Watering Tips for Transplants in the Summer

The key to healthy transplants lies in their root development, which starts shortly after they’re planted. Water, in the right amount, is key to their early survival, growth and development. Too much water and the plants will drown, and too little will harm the roots.

A water or moisture meter is indispensable for assessing the soil moisture around their root zones. The meters use terms like low, medium and high or numbers from 1 to 4 to indicate the amount of water in the soil.

The ideal range for new transplants is in the medium range, or 2.5 to 3 on a numbered meter. It’s important to moderate the amount of water on the roots because flooding the plants replaces the oxygen in the soil with water, and plants that grow in soil need oxygen near their root zones. Without oxygen, plants can’t complete the photosynthesis cycle.

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Implementing a Synthetic Turf Dog Run

If you are trying to figure out how to keep your yard pristine and manicured as well as maintain your dog’s happiness, minus the work and hassle of any yard repair and the care of your dog outside, there are ways to cut down on lawn and dog care by utilizing a synthetic turf dog run. It very well could be the answer to your yard care woes and worries while accommodating your dog’s comfort.

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Security Within Your Landscape

When seeing the words ‘security system’, most people think of installed cameras and loud alarms and motion detectors. However, security systems can also be a part of your landscaping design. A security system d

oesn’t have to be strictly technological. Thorn bushes planted in a thoughtful place, lights in the yard, and a light in the street can all act together as a security system to help protect your home.

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The Power of Groundcover and Perennials

Admit it: luscious green grass in your yard has its benefits with your neighbors, but there is so much maintenance involved when keeping your grass looking great. Whether it is impossible to grow grass in your lawn or you want to save energy creating a beautiful garden, groundcover and perennial beds are a great way to bring new life to your home.

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Using Permeable Surfaces for Home Renovation and Cost-Benefit Programs

Instead of considering a conventional concrete driveway or walkway for your home or business, there is a more cost-efficient and environmentally sound alternative in permeable pavers. Permeable surfaces also reduce the ever-growing need of cities for more land to satisfy water runoff issues caused by impervious materials that do not absorb storm water efficiently. Because…

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Why Proper Drainage is Important When Landscaping

When it comes to any new landscaping project, most people tend to focus on things like deciding what type of trees, bushes and flowers to plant and choosing the color and style of stone for their beautiful new garden paths. This obviously makes sense as these various factors are what determine how the finished landscaping will look. However, there’s one other factor that’s at least equally important and that many people tend to overlook, which is ensuring that the yard has proper drainage.

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The Importance of Transplanting During the Right Season

Planting bushes, trees and perennials is a fantastic way to improve the look of your yard and also potentially improve the value of your property. The best part about all of these plants is that they provide a range of benefits you can enjoy year after year, that is, as long as you take the time to ensure they are transplanted properly. Otherwise, you might as well just take the money you plan on spending on those trees or other plants and throw it into the trash since there’s a high chance the plants won’t survive the year. In this sense, by far the most important thing you can do is to ensure you are transplanting during the right time of the year in order to give the plants the best chance of survival.

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